Cyber attack on Sony Pictures results in cancellation of release of 'The Interview'

Sony cyber attack - key events

18 Dec The cyber attack on Sony Pictures has seen a number of embarrassing leaks and revelations and has culminated in the decision to cancel the release of a film about the assassination of the North Korean leader.

St Mel's Cathedral was gutted by fire on Christmas Day 2009

Longford Phoenix rises from the ashes

15 Dec When a raging fire gutted the interior of St Mel's Cathedral in Longford town on Christmas Day five years ago, some of the country's most priceless artefacts were burned to cinders.

Christmas lights in Dublin

Christmas Past on RTÉ

12 Dec Christmas past as covered by RTÉ Television and Radio, including 'The Late Late Toy Show', children giving their account of the birth of Jesus, the lousiest turkey ever being stuffed, the Royal Showband shopping and Irish troops celebrate the occasion in

The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 typhoons or tropical storms each year

Philippines' ten deadliest storms

07 Dec Typhoon Hagupit is slowly moving across the Philippines, the latest in a series of often-deadly storms that plague the southeast Asian archipelago.

Scientists are now 99.999% sure that the skeleton is that of the last Plantagenet king (pic: University of Leicester - Carl Vivian)

Richard III 'illegitimacy' link

02 Dec A genetic discovery related to King Richard III threatens to shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty and even raises a question mark over the current Queen's royal heritage.

The Torture Files programme revealed new evidence showing the court in the Ireland v United Kingdom torture case was relying on flawed evidence

Cabinet meeting crucial for 'Hooded Men'

02 Dec The Government must decide if Ireland will apply to the European Court of Human Rights by Thursday to revise its 1978 judgment in the Ireland v United Kingdom torture case.

One of the families in the Leaving Dublin project

Parting Shots

01 Dec A four-year project to document the latest wave of emigrants from Ireland is drawing to a close.

From relative obscurity to everyday recognition, we take a look back at the early days of now famous Irish people

Before they were Famous

12 Nov Before they became famous in their relative fields RTÉ Archives takes a look at some Irish celebrities, politicians, sports people, actors, singers and performers in the early years of their careers.